By Dana Anderson | Redfin
A growing share of Redfin users look to leave the Bay Area, Washington, D.C. and Seattle for places like Sacramento, Las Vegas and Nashville.
A record 27.0% of home searchers looked to move to another metro area in April and May 2020, a new high in the share of Redfin.com users searching for homes outside their area. It’s up from 25.2% in the second quarter of 2019 and 26.0% in the first quarter of this year.
The latest migration analysis is based on a sample of more than 1 million Redfin.com users who searched for homes across 87 metro areas in April and May, excluding searches unlikely to precede an actual relocation or home purchase. To be included in this dataset, a Redfin.com user must have viewed at least 10 homes in a particular metro area, and homes in that area must make up at least 80% of the user’s searches.